842 Girls Left Per 1000 Boys
Today 24th January we celebrate the National Girl’s Day with slogans like “She Rocks”.
Sadly still female infanticide is galloping with a high speed even in the new age of gender equality gets us thinking about the imbalance of human cycle we might soon face. Sadly this evil still is prevalent in many rural as well as urban, as a matter of great pride & honour. The same girl who is worshipped during the 9 days of fasting and also as goddess of wealth, is put to a long sleep before she even sees the sunlight. I wonder in coming years who are these stalwarts, the so called gender biased clan please for getting health, wealth & happiness.
Are we living in free India or an India free of us?
It is the homicide of a female infant, usually considered by many a cultural honour. Unfortunately this gender bias has closed our brains in such a way that we do not foresee the negative impact this will have on our society, counting to an approximate surplus of 20 million males by 2020. The day is not far when India soon be brought down to barbarianism due to “No Woman’s Land”, resulting in a future dystopia of our society.
I feel sad to think with women getting 33% reservation in country, the Sheila’s or the Munni’s (more relatively familiar now-a-days), are still moving the downward slope of gender ratio. Who are the men going to please or persuade when the very essence of humanity, that is a woman, become like another extinct species. Busy in saving the Tigers, the men have forgotten that it’s a girl not a tiger that they would prefer sitting behind them on the bike.
The most beautiful form of this species is a ‘Mother’ and people say since god can not be everywhere that is why he created women. So, if we do close statistical observation, would it be correct to say that
“Our belief in god is also faltering?”
Also gender equality will only be implemented in true sense when a girl is allowed to survive to smile or weep and not introduced to the earthly creeps.
Although the health & development organization WHO claims to a comeback trail for the girl child, still the fall in female infanticide of an approximate number of 500,000 to 700,000 missing girls every year(United Nation’s statistics) seems like a far away reality. In rural as well as urban India this gruesome act is still considered a wise course of action where killing baby girl is no big sin and to end their existence supposedly saves the self confessed honourary killers from bad fortune for themselves and their families.
On one hand Sons are preferred to take the family name further and considered as insurance as they bring income in comparison to the girls. On the other hand these same wise ones for good wealth pray to Goddess Laxmi, who is ironically a ‘Female’.
So with no girls left to bless them with wealth, how will the insurance(a son) provide future income assurance?
A very dear friend told me “Every Human Life Is Sacred”, so does this mean the stalwarts of religion & culture put a façade on their faces while praying to the goddess and the satan within them comes out while they perform this so called sacred sin?
Inspite of government of India making sex determination with the help of ultrasound machine illegal, this ultrasound technology that aids the pro-life movement is still a death warrant for a baby girl in the womb. Government’s efforts to curb this malpractice have gone in vain or something close to it, resulting in vast and uncorrectable social consequences. The hope for a wife and family is slowly becoming ‘gone with the wind’ for the young men, as the fear of broken branches of their family tree is becoming a reality.
Marriage for centuries has been considered an institution to tame the young males. With no girls left, these males will loose their prospect of normal sex and family life, a quint-essential part of marital bliss. This imbalance will soon lead to increased militarism in the country putting forth a great challenge to the society and humanity.
Lastly to conclude with a ray of hope in my heart to eventually see this war on baby girls end, I would just say
MULTITASKING AS A DAUGHTER,WIFE,SISTER & MOTHER
TO GIVE LIFE GOD HAS GRANTED HER THE SACRED PRIVILIGE
THEN WHY DISCARD HER AWAY LIKE SOME ROTTEN GARBAGE
NO-WOMAN’S BARBARIC LAND WE SEE, IF THIS GOES FURTHER
SO LET HER SMILE,LET HER DANCE,LET HER SING,LET HER WEEP
SHE TOO DESERVES LIFE AND NOT SUCCUMB TO THE EARTHLY CREEPS